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~ Book Recommendations ~

The book resources have been compiled from several different resource. There are books that have picked up my spirits during times I was feeling down or coping with loss. There are books that have been helpful in the creation of Journey of Hearts that have been used for as scientific or medical references or for inspirational quotes. Many are books that I have recommended to friends or patients when they are dealing with a loss. Some have been suggested by friends, colleagues and visitors to the site that have been helpful to them, especially when dealing with the grief response to a loss. Some are classic resources for grief and loss. Others have been recommended by instructors of the various post-graduate courses I have taken on the topics of grief, loss, bereavement and trauma. These various sources have been complied into our list of  recommendations.

Journey of Hearts™ Recommends:

  • For those who are grieving
    • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
    • Inspirational 
  • For those who want to help the grieving
    • Friends, family & co-workers
    • Professionals 
  • For those who want to help grieving children
    • Parents, family, teachers
    • Professionals
  • For those Interested in learning more about the topics
    • Grief, loss & bereavement
    • Grief, loss & bereavement in children
    • Death & Dying
    • Grief in the workplace
    • Sudden Death
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Since starting the site in September 1997 Journey of Hearts has been financially and technically maintained by Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer and Mr. Cole D. Thompson, donating the operating costs as well an estimated 4,000+ hours to complete and maintain the site.

Any income generated from the sales of books on this site will only be used to maintain, sustain, expand and promote the Journey of Hearts website. Therefore, we encourage visitors who are those interested in ordering books online from to do so through our site and support Journey of Hearts. In doing so this site will receive a small portion of the sales.

We hope to continue providing Journey of Hearts as a freely available resource on the Internet. However, the Journey of Hearts website costs several hundreds of dollars a year to make the information available on the Internet and maintain the information. In the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy, we experienced an increased demand on our server, necessitating a temporary upgrade to meet this demand requiring a fee 5 x's our normal montly hosting costs. This was a cost we were able to meet on a short term basis, but one that might cause us to close down the site in the long run.

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We are interested in knowing about other books that have been helpful for people dealing with loss, and new resource or reference books. E-mail us with information on the book, title, author, and a "review" of the book, how it helped, what it provided, so we can take a look and possibly add the book to the Journey of Hearts Book Resources.

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.

W. Somerset Maugham

Ignorance is not bliss. Knowledge returns a sense of control over seemingly random occurances.

Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS

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